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Jazz and classical meet at the Houston Symphony!

The symphony performs Thursday night with the One O’Clock Lab Band from the University of North Texas


UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band performing in 2019


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Tonight (Thursday, April 13, 2023) at 7:30 at Jones Hall, the Houston Symphony will be stepping into a new pair of musical shoes as they join forces with the University of North Texas’ One O’Clock Lab Band, the school’s top jazz ensemble that has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, one in every decade since the 1970s.

The concert will feature guest soloists and include music by John Williams and some UNT graduates, as well as the premiere of a new work by the band’s director, Alan Baylock. In the audio above, he tells our own Joshua Zinn about the collaboration and his approach to teaching jazz to college musicians.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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